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#SOL31 – Day 31 – #Whatif

My plan was to write a reflection on this month's worth of blogs, just to go back and see what it is that I've become as a writer. #Nope In taking part in #moedchat tonight (HIGHLY recommended for those of... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 30 – Grand Day Email

I like to get my sixth grade class started using a program called Moby Max. Great program, the full suite is free on Edmodo, and is serves to review things I know we won't get to. We usually rotate between... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 29 – Being Present

I'll be the first to admit, I'm very easily distractible. I make lists like crazy  because, going to the store, I'll forget things if they aren't written down (sometimes even when they ARE written down too!). I'll have someone tell... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 28 – That Pesky Attitude Again

There's a meme floating around somewhere out there that talks about how we as teachers should be all in all the time for school, not doing the "countdown" to summer. I've read several posts about how the countdown takes away... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 27 – It’s All In Your Attitude

My last few slices have been fairly grumpy at best. I've not been in a good place, feeling overwhelmed, and just not happy with many things. However, today, I went back to a quote that a student gave me a... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 26 – 9 Miles

Somehow, I've agreed to run 9 miles at the end of July. #why The problem with all this, I'm only getting three miles a week right now. #notgood Hitting a 15-K is another stop towards a half marathon. At one... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 25 – The Struggle is Real

Some days, the struggle is real. We have the day off for Good Friday, so I've been moving fairly slow. I've gotten to bed late the last few nights, and really felt it last night, so I slept in. Our... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 24 – Yup, Angry Eyebrows Here

So with the 2.25% SSA for FY17, our average increase over the past 7 years is 1.93% And people wonder why schools have to make cuts...(1/2) David J. Wilkerson ‏@DrDaveWilk Mar 22 Same 7 yrs over $600 million business tax... Continue Reading →

#SOL16 – Day 23 – Weather and Feelings

Right now, the weather is echoing the feelings I have right now. It's a winter mess of ice, sleet, rain, thunder, lightening, and general anger outside my window.  That's a pretty good description of what's going on inside me based... Continue Reading →

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